The message of Elijah is spurring some action on the waterfront. People are lining up seeking passage away from the city.
I was among them, and had just secured a place for us on a container ship departing in six days, when the soldiers showed up. They waded into the crowd and began dispersing it right and left.
Elam saw his opportunity. He collected the remnants and led them apart and offered to take them all out another way.
I was successful in keeping the soldiers occupied elsewhere. Stan had joined those guarding the piers and sent the extra to “look after me.”
I asked him where he planned to be in seven days.
His look told me “not here.”